Meath jockey Johnny Murtagh expects to be out of action for the next couple of weeks following a fall at the Curragh on Sunday.
Murtagh sustained an injury in an incident leaving the parade ring on Lottie Dod before the Phoenix Stakes.
Doctors confirmed on Monday morning that he had suffered a fractured cheekbone.
The Bohermeen man revealed on twitter that he now expects to miss the next couple of weeks.
Meath jockey Johnny Murtagh will undergo further tests this week to assess the facial injuries he sustained in a fall at the Curragh on Sunday.
The Bohermeen man was injured in an incident when he was leaving the parade ring on the Charles O'Brien-trained Lottie Dod for the group one Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.
It is understood that Murtagh may have fractured a bone in his cheek when he was thrown from his mount. Murtagh was replaced by Pat Smullen who finished third in the race.
During the race jockey Joseph O'Brien was thrown to the ground when Cristoforo Colombo came down, but the jockey was not injured.
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